Mini Game Format

Mini Football
 
Mini football is played on a Saturday morning (kick off 10:00) and will be played in the following format:
 
Game 1:  Raiders Team A v Saints Team A
 
Game 2: Hawks Team B v Saints Team B
 
Game 3: Hawks Team B v Saints Team A
 
Game 4: Raiders Team A v Saints Team B
 
U7 and U8 Age Groups (5 v 5)
 
Duration of play shall be two halves of 10 minutes each way (20 minutes each game) for U7 and U8 age groups.  The maximum playing time in any one day for U7 and U8s is 40 minutes.
 
Retreat Line:
 
Opponents must retreat to their own half until the ball is in play
The defending team does not have to wait for the opposition to retreat and has the option to restart the game should they choose to
The ball is in play when it is kicked directly out of the penalty area
 
Throw-Ins:
 
U7 and U8 children are permitted to roll the ball underarm with one or both hands into the field of play
The role of the referee is to also allow young players to learn the game.  This may involve letting the players take throw-ins again, if incorrect technique is used
The referee should ensure the same player attempts a second time, with the guidance and help from the match official
 
Results:
 
Results are not published for U7 and U8 age groups.
 
U9 and U10 Age Groups (7 v 7)
 
Duration of play shall be two halves of 15 minutes each way (30 minutes each game) for U9 and U10 age groups.  The maximum playing time in any one day for U9 and U10s is 60 minutes.
 
Retreat Line:
 
Opponents must retreat to their own half until the ball is in play
The defending team does not have to wait for the opposition to retreat and has the option to restart the game should they choose to
The ball is in play when it is kicked directly out of the penalty area
 
Throw-Ins:
 
The role of the referee is to also allow young players to learn the game.  This may involve letting the players take throw-ins again, if incorrect technique is used
The referee should ensure the same player attempts a second time, with the guidance and help from the match official
 
Results:
 
Results are not published for U9 and U10 age groups. U10 teams must submit their results for each game on the full time website in accordance with league rules.
 
 
 
 
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